Seiko Matsuda

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Seiko Matsuda is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter, known for being one of the most popular Japanese idols of the 1980s.wikipedia
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Akina Nakamori

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She placed right behind pop group SMAP and ahead of Akina Nakamori, her biggest rival from the 80's, who was listed in third place. 1 everlasting idol of all time, beating Momoe Yamaguchi (2), Kyōko Koizumi (3), Morning Musume (4) and Akina Nakamori (5).
This provocative and rebellious image was to be the direct opposite of the other pop rival, Seiko Matsuda, who projected more of a girl next door, sweet-natured charm.

Japanese idol

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Seiko Matsuda is a Japanese pop singer-songwriter, known for being one of the most popular Japanese idols of the 1980s.
The rapid growth of idols appearing in the pop music scene led the 1980s to be known as the "Golden Age of Idols", defined by Seiko Matsuda, Akina Nakamori, Kyōko Koizumi, and Onyanko Club.

Tetsuya Komuro

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Her consecutive number 1 record ended in 1989 when her 27th single "Precious Heart" was ranked at number-two, behind Tetsuya Komuro's "Gravity of Love".
"Gravity of Love" also topped the Oricon charts, beating out Seiko Matsuda's "Precious Heart".

Kyōko Koizumi

1 everlasting idol of all time, beating Momoe Yamaguchi (2), Kyōko Koizumi (3), Morning Musume (4) and Akina Nakamori (5).
She gain her first number 1 hit in 1984, and thereafter established herself as one of the most popular pop idol, alongside with rival Seiko Matsuda & Akina Nakamori.

Startin'/Born to Be...

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She held the record for the most number 1 singles (25) by a female singer for 18 years from 1988 to 2006 when Ayumi Hamasaki's "Startin'/Born to Be..." reached number 1, making it her 26th single to top the charts.
makes Hamasaki the female singer with the most #1 singles in Japan, surpassing Seiko Matsuda.

L (Ayumi Hamasaki EP)

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It was then broken by Hamasaki's "L" in September/October 2010.
Hamasaki's 25th consecutive single breaks the record for the most consecutive number 1 singles by any female artist as well as any soloist since Seiko Matsuda in the 1980s; Matsuda's streak of 24 consecutive number-one singles was broken in 1989 when "Precious Heart" reached number 2, only lagging behind "Gravity of Love" by Tetsuya Komuro, who is also a major contributor to Hamasaki's 49th ("Crossroad") and 50th singles.

Ayumi Hamasaki

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She held the record for the most number 1 singles (25) by a female singer for 18 years from 1988 to 2006 when Ayumi Hamasaki's "Startin'/Born to Be..." reached number 1, making it her 26th single to top the charts. Although some up and coming female singers like Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki became successful after the end of the 1980s, most "typical" pop idols during Matsuda's era disappeared in Japan as the idol golden age began to fade away, except Matsuda, who was still going strong, releasing single after single.
All of (Miss)understood's singles reached the top of the Oricon; "Bold & Delicious" became Hamasaki's twenty-fifth number-one single, tying her with Seiko Matsuda for the record of most number-one singles by a solo female artist.

The Right Combination (song)

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She managed to score a hit - "The Right Combination", a duet with boy band New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg.
"The Right Combination" is a song by Japanese pop star Seiko and American singer Donnie Wahlberg.

Sayaka Kanda

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Their only child and daughter, Sayaka Kanda, is also a singer.
She is the only child of actor Masaki Kanda and pop singer Seiko Matsuda.

Masaki Kanda

She was married to actor, Masaki Kanda, from 1985 to 1997.
His ex-wife is Seiko Matsuda and their daughter is Sayaka Kanda.

Oricon

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Matsuda used to hold the records for the most number 1 singles (25) and most consecutive number 1 singles (24) on the Japan's Oricon charts, for 12 years from 1988 to 2000.

Nippon Budokan

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Matsuda is also listed as second only behind Eikichi Yazawa as an artist to have performed many concerts at the Nippon Budokan.

Donnie Wahlberg

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She managed to score a hit - "The Right Combination", a duet with boy band New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg.
* "The Right Combination" — duet with Seiko Matsuda (1990)

Hiromi Go

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In 1983, Seiko was romantically linked with singer, Hiromi Go.

Namie Amuro

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Although some up and coming female singers like Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki became successful after the end of the 1980s, most "typical" pop idols during Matsuda's era disappeared in Japan as the idol golden age began to fade away, except Matsuda, who was still going strong, releasing single after single.
In an opined article published by The Japan Times, writer Ian Martin encompassed the singer alongside superlatives Yumi Matsutoya, Utada Hikaru, Seiko Matsuda and Hibari Misora as the leading female figures in Japanese music history.

Chris Hart (musician)

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Hart and Seiko Matsuda sang "Yume ga Samete" at the 64th annual Kōuhaku Uta Gassen.

Robbie Nevil

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Nevil turned to writing and producing for other acts such as Babyface, Jessica Simpson, Destiny's Child, and Japanese pop singer Seiko Matsuda.

Ramen Teh

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The film is directed by Eric Khoo, and stars Takumi Saito, Jeanette Aw, Seiko Matsuda, Mark Lee, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Tetsuya Bessho, and Beatrice Chien.

Yazima Beauty Salon

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Other than the band (Takaaki Ishibashi, Noritake Kinashi, DJ OZMA), the film also stars Meisa Kuroki, Yusuke Yamamoto, Ayaka Wilson, Kazuma Sano, Dante Carver, Kanako Yanagihara, Atsushi Itō, Kaba.chan, Yutaka Mizutani, Ren Osugi, Seiko Matsuda, Fuji Television announcer Toshiyuki Makihara, among others.

Japan Record Awards

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In 2015, Matsuda won the Japanese equivalent of a Grammy Award when she received Best Vocal Performance at the Japan Record Awards, the most prestigious award in the Japan music industry.

Kayōkyoku

kayokyokukayōclassic Japanese pop and folk music
Famous kayōkyoku artists include Kyu Sakamoto, The Peanuts, The Tigers, Candies, Pink Lady, Seiko Matsuda, Junko Sakurada, The Checkers and Onyanko Club.

List of best-selling music artists in Japan

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* List of best-selling music artists in Japan

Takashi Fujii

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Along with Tomoko Kawase, he has also worked with well-known artists such as Daisuke Asakura, Tetsuya Komuro, Seiko Matsuda, and Fayray.

Hanazakari no Kimitachi e

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